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ESPACE TAIRRAZ - Crystal Museum & Espace Alpinisme

89, Avenue Michel Croz | Square of Parking St Michel, 74400, Chamonix, France
+33 4 50 55 53 93
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Interesting place for rock lovers

The visit is a surprise even if your are not interested in rocks. A detailed description of the... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Fukushin
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Malaga, Spain
OK

There wasn't very much to see apart from a lot of quartz. We went round it in less than 10 minutes... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
Rosemary G
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
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“rainy day” (2 reviews)
“crystals” (11 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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89, Avenue Michel Croz | Square of Parking St Michel, 74400, Chamonix, France
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The visit is a surprise even if your are not interested in rocks. A detailed description of the geology and origins of the rocks and minerals in the area gives those who go an in depth knowledge of it all. There was also a historic...More

Thank Fukushin
Reviewed 21 August 2016

There wasn't very much to see apart from a lot of quartz. We went round it in less than 10 minutes but it was something to do after getting off the train. I think your time would be better going straight down to the ice...More

Thank Rosemary G
Li L, Responsable réception at ESPACE TAIRRAZ - Crystal Museum & Espace Alpinisme, responded to this review
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Vous deviez être au Montenvers pas au Musée des Cristaux derrière l'église de Chamonix ;)

Reviewed 20 August 2016

Two great exhibitions in one. Huge display of truly stunning natural crystals combined with brilliant exhibition on the history of mountaineering in the area. The later was cleverly brought to life with top class photography, video footage and a range of hands-on exhibits. Most bizarre...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 13 August 2016

really enjoyed this museum . not expensive and good on a damp day . the mountaineering museum is part of the crystal museum and was amazing with interactive areas and films of how the huts and restaurants at the top of mountains were built

Thank skyemum
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Very good and informative displays of the crystals and minerals from the local part of the Alps. Good background of the history of crystal collecting in alps as well.

Thank Ewan M
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Judging by some of the comments below, there appears to be some confusion as to what this museum is called ! (And not for the first time on TripAdvisor). Small modern museum with interesting facts about climbing various peaks, interactive and quite fun for children...More

Thank raybird
Reviewed 11 July 2016

If you are an enthousiast about stones and cristals, this is a nice museum. It was rather small though and in some sections there was no information in English.

Thank GeHo86
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Nice collection of crystals from all around the world with big collection of quartz from Mont-Blanc area. Recommended to crystal-lovers :)

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Crystals from the Mont Blanc area, fascinating colors, sizes, and variety. Good for kids, but with parents along to explain things if you're English only speakers. Be sure to visit the other half of the museum: The Alpine Museum. Local kids were having a guide...More

Thank Anne Marie G
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Small, old style, porr collection. Valid just because is free. Could be so different... Two or three minutes to see is enough.More

Thank henriquelopes3
Li L, Responsable réception at ESPACE TAIRRAZ - Crystal Museum & Espace Alpinisme, responded to this review
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Étiez vous au Musée de Cristaux derrière l'église de chamonix ou au Montenvers ? Car dans notre Musée nous avons...More

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MsDesireeNicole
How much is admission?
2 September 2016|
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Response from Li L |
NE PAS CONFONDRE AVEC LE PETIT MUSÉE DU MONTENVERS !! En 2017 le ticket de l'Espace Tairraz (musée des cristaux & espace alpinisme) est à 5,90€ et gratuit pour les enfants !
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